Handbags, man bags and back pain

//Handbags, man bags and back pain

Handbags, man bags and back pain

By |2018-11-04T11:33:42+00:00December 10th, 2010|General|Comments Off on Handbags, man bags and back pain

You may not think that your small, light handbag (or man bag) could be a contributing factor to your back pain but any bag – no matter how light it seems – if carried frequently on one shoulder, will gradually create uneven muscle tensions which may lead to pain. Try and swap shoulders or wear the bag across yourself – this spreads the load much more evenly.

If you are finding the development of aches and pains in your shoulders or back call us on 0131 221 1415 and let’s talk about how we can help you.

About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.